In March of 2014 I posted a summary of my posts regarding The Gabriel Project. I feel compelled to ask those of you were not reading my blog at that time to read that particular post and all of the references it contains. I also extend a plea to those who have read it and/or will now read it (including the referenced web pages), to take action within their respective Catholic dioceses with the goal of implementing The Gabriel Project or helping one that may exist to grow and flourish.
With the vast amount of attention that I have given to the issue of abortion over the past decade plus, I have never come across a ministry having anywhere near the potential of building a culture of life as does The Gabriel Project.
The very reason I became interested in The Gabriel Project was the fact that there was not (in my area) sufficient help for pregnant mothers. This observation goes back to Feb of 2003, when I began to reach out to pregnant mothers outside abortion facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. I had done research as to where I could refer them to obtain the assistance they needed. Certainly, I did find some organizations (few and far between pregnancy resource centers) that would guide them to choose birth for their child rather than abortion, and over these many years, I had attempted to refer thousands of abortion minded mothers to those organizations.
But I knew with certainty that many mothers needed more help than what was available and that a Gabriel Project, which was modeled after those founded in Texas in 1990/91, could provide that necessary extended help. So I did something about it. You can too and I would be happy to assist you.
Below is a link to a document I prepared more recently as a reference for bishops and pastors. It would be a good start for those of you who would like to take my plea seriously.
Thank you and God bless, Fredi D’Alessio